Dr. Mackie James Walker, Jr. a former podiatrist from Aiken, South Carolina to was sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for his role in illegally distributing oxycodone.
The sentencing hearing for the doctor spanned over a three-day period.
The U.S. Attorney Beth Drake states, the evidence produced during the hearings showed that Dr. Walker sold prescriptions of oxycodone to dozens of individuals without any legitimate medical purpose.
Drake also says Dr. Walker earned up to $1,000 per prescription of oxycodone he wrote.
According to reports, Walker was one of fourteen individuals charged with illegally distributing oxycodone.